Leaf it to Rusk Guided Felsenmeer & Grundy/Gundy Canyon Hikes.
Sep
24
to Sep 25

Leaf it to Rusk Guided Felsenmeer & Grundy/Gundy Canyon Hikes.

It is that time of the year again for our Fall Leaf it to Rusk

Guided Felsenmeer & Grundy/Gundy Canyon Hikes.

Tour Guide is Michael Harris

Dates: Saturday, Sept. 24 & Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Time: 11:00 am

Cost: $10.00 per person.

Contact the Greater Ladysmith Area Chamber of Commerce office at 715-532-7328 to register or visit us at www.ladysmithchamber.com or leafittoruskcounty.com if you would like more information about all the Leaf it to Rusk events.

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WGA Mill Park Geocaching 101, Cornell, WI
May
1
11:00 AM11:00

WGA Mill Park Geocaching 101, Cornell, WI

On Sunday, May 1st from 11-2 the WGA will be having a Geocaching 101 class at the Mill Yard Park in Cornell, WI. Can't miss it just look for the giant stacker.

There will be several kinds of caches hidden around the park. There will be serveral GPS units available to go out and find these caches in tandem with a chaperon. We will also have the coordinates written down for you to enter into your own GPS. The caches are meant to demonstrate serveral different hiding techniques and styles. The caches will be temporary but there is a vast array of permanent caches around the area and on the islands nearby. 

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3rd Annual Geocaching / Hiking Event - Five Man Cave
Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

3rd Annual Geocaching / Hiking Event - Five Man Cave

Event time will start at 10:00 and end at 11:00 am leaving plenty of time after the cleaning to get some geocaching in after the event. Location is at the end of Taylor Road off of Riechel Road. This event will be a great way for everyone to get together again after a long cold caching season. There are many options available for geocaching in the Blue Hills. There is the Blue Hills Trail with 386 geocaches. The Devils Kettle. Grundy Canyon. Rock Creek Felsenmeer. Harris Felsenmeer. Skink Mountain Felsenmeer and several un-named water falls in the area.

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3rd Annual Moonlit Snowshoeing, Hot Chocolate and Geocaching Event
Feb
27
5:45 PM17:45

3rd Annual Moonlit Snowshoeing, Hot Chocolate and Geocaching Event

This will be a Snowshoeing Pot Luck and Hot Chocolate Party.

Event will be held at Lowes Creek Parking Area. There is a $3 parking fee. There is a pavilion so why not have snack type potluck like the first year.

Starting time will be 6:00 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass. Everyone should bring their own drink and hot chocolate but drinks to share are always encouraged. 

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3rd Annual Snowshoeing at the Chippewa Moraine
Feb
13
10:00 AM10:00

3rd Annual Snowshoeing at the Chippewa Moraine

  • Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Unit (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will Meet on Saturday, February 13th, 10:00 am at the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Interpretive Center. At 11:00 we will be snowshoeing from Knickerbocker Lake to Horseshoe Lake. We will drop off vehicles so we don't have to snowshoe all the way back. After we get done snowshoeing, lunch will be back at the interpretive center by the fire pits.

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Wisconsin Geocaching Association Fall Picnic 2015
Sep
26
8:30 AM08:30

Wisconsin Geocaching Association Fall Picnic 2015

Welcome Everyone! Whether you have been geocaching for a long time or you want help on where to begin. The Wisconsin Geocaching Association is an all volunteer group. There are no membership costs or fees to join us other than the State Park fees to get into the park.

Come join us at the picnic and enjoy the fall colors at the highest waterfall in the state. Pattison State Park will be the home of the Wisconsin Geocaching Association's Fall Geocaching Picnic. Pattison State park is known for having the highest waterfall in the state of Wisconsin. Best part is it is also handicapped accessible. Located on 1436 acres, Pattison will be an ideal place to explore.

 

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WGA Annual Pancake Breakfast Event "Pieces-of-Eight PANCAKES" at the West Bend Cache Ba$h
Aug
9
7:30 AM07:30

WGA Annual Pancake Breakfast Event "Pieces-of-Eight PANCAKES" at the West Bend Cache Ba$h

This weekend you've searched for hidden treasure, walked the plank, spent your doubloons, fought off scurvy pirates, hobbled around on your peg leg, and worked up a huge appetite. Come on over and help support the Wisconsin Geocaching Association and eat some pieces-of-eight pancakes.

Shiver me timbers! Thar be pancakes on the grill!
Time:Sunday, August 9th 7:30 am to 10:00 am* (you must purchase your plate by 10:00, we will continue serving a little after that)

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Meet your WGA Board - BeccaDay and Team Northwoods
Jul
19
4:00 PM16:00

Meet your WGA Board - BeccaDay and Team Northwoods

This is a meet 'n greet at Lake Wissota State Park so that you can get to know your Wisconsin Geocaching Association Board members.  All 9 of us are planning on having special events around the state to keep in touch with members.  We'll be meeting at the grassy area where we can enjoy a great view of Lake Wissota.  Please bring along a chair if you do not want to sit in the the grass.

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Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Annual Geocaching/Hiking Event - Felsenmeer

  • County Hwy W Weyerhaeuser, WI, 54895 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

26 people attended this years event. We removed an entire truckload of garbage. More information about the event and following adventure will be posted to my blog very soon. Thank you for the the great job and making this an exciting event. 

Blue Hills Felsenmeer

Blue Hills Felsenmeer

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April 25th and 26th is the geocaching.com CITO Weekend. In case you haven’t heard, CITO stands for Cache In Trash Out. It’s the geocacher’s approach to keeping our game board (i.e. the entire planet) in great shape. On the weekend of April 25 and 26, geocachers around the globe will gather together, pick up trash, remove invasive species, repair trails and more—plus earn a pretty sweet new souvenir.

The parking area at the end of slack road gets pretty well trashed and we will clean up the immediate area around the Slack Road Parking Area to make it look inviting again.

Event time will start at 10:00 and end at 10:45 am leaving plenty of time after the cleaning to get some geoaching in after the event. Location is at the end of Slack Road off County Road W. Same place the Grundy Canyon Event was last year. It will be a great way for everyone to get together again after a long cold caching season. There are many options available for geocaching in the Blue Hills. There is the Blue Hills Trail with 386 geocaches. The Devils Kettle. Grundy Canyon. Rock Creek Felsenmeer. Harris Felsenmeer. Skink Mountain Felsenmeer and several un-named water falls in the area.

The main plan is to head into the Felsenmeer at 10:46 after the CITO Event. As with last year the CITO Event does go on throughout the day as we hike but that is not "Officially an Event". It is just geocachers seeing great sites, having a great time and making the area a little better then we found it. Bring a pack lunch if you like because there are very few places to get a bite to eat other than some wild spring onions.

Depending on time and yearning we may also swing down into Grundy Canyon to grab some of the newer caches placed after last years event. I found another very small waterfall and placed my first multi there. The water flows over a very unique stream bed of solid bedrock. 

 Streambed of Solid Bedrock near  Little Falls

 Streambed of Solid Bedrock near  Little Falls

Just a very small sample of a very large unique area that offers quite the adventure. I will post the rest and many more picture after the event. 

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Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

2nd Annual Moonlit Snowshoeing Event

Event starts at 6:30 pm and ends at 7:00 pm. Location is on the corner of 14th and Poor Farm Road. At the end of the socializing - hot chocolate party event,  a group of us are going to follow the snowshoeing loop around the Rockman's Forest. I know it is national pi day but pi will not be provided but you will get a virtual Pi day souvenir from geocaching.com for attending this event.

I have already scouted the area and it is perfect. There are also some nice big caches and ammo cans that can be found. Last year we made a bunch of Hot chocolate and nobody drank any so I think this year it would be best to bring your own if you want some. I am just going to stop at one of the convenience stores for mine. Make sure you bring a head-lamp and get ready to have some fun.

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Feb
14
2:00 PM14:00

2nd Annual Snowshoeing at the Chippewa Moraine

Despite 40 mph wind gusts and 30 below windchills this tough group still made it 3 miles.  After this year seeing how many ventured out into the frigid temps I will never worry about the cold again and just keep everything running as planned.  Hope to see you again next year. 
 

At mile marker 2.46 this is what I see. We decided that it is not snowshoeing unless you are getting snow on your hood! Oh the frolicking we did. http://coord.info/GC5FZKD

The Event must go on. The 2014 photo below was at 15 to 20 below windchill's and still 22 people came and snowshoed for a couple hours, so I will not cancel the event.


The meet up and plan the day portion of the event is still on from 10:00 - 10:30 inside the Interpretive Center. Take a photo and then by 10:30 we should have our day planned which might just be to play with the animals inside the Ice Age Center, go grab a couple park and grabs, see how far we can make it right behind the Ice Age Center, or disperse and go our own ways. I am very flexible on what to do but cannot reschedule. You still get a smiley for attending.


 

Things to do in the interpretive center, hold a snake, pet a turtle, dig for fossils, borrow snowshoes, watch a nature video, do a scavenger hunt, feed the fish a bug, discover how ice formed the Chippewa Moraine, try the voyageurs' paddle race or play voyageurs' tug-of-war


 

Next snowshoeing event will be in Barron Wisconsin on March 14th at 6:30 pm. Moonlit Snowshoeing and Hot Chocolate Party

The 3rd Annual Snowshoeing at the Chippewa Moraine is planned February 13th, 2016. I was planning on going from Knickerbocker Lake to Horseshoe Lake but now could probably just go to Hodge Lake. I have all these nice maps already made up. I have time to figure it out.

The plan again is to meet up, do some snowshoeing, grab some caches, eat lunch and have some fun.


Event is set for Sunday February 14th from 10:00 am to 10:30 am at the David R. Obey Ice Age Interpretive Center. Address is 13394 County Highway M, New Auburn WI 54757


Start showing up around 10:00 - 10:30 am at the Ice Age Interpretive Center, the Ice Age Center opens at 8:30am, then by 11:00am we'll head to the Hodge Lake Gate. Bring your own lunch because we will be snowshoeing .5 miles (1/2 a mile) to the Hodge Lake Dining Hall and eating there. After lunch we can leave our stuff behind at the Dining Hall and continue on snowshoeing and geocaching or you could snowshoe back out with any trash. On the way back out we will stop at the Dining Hall to grab our trash and head out. If you want to head off on your own you can make it as easy or as challenging as you want. Some of the loop information is at the bottom of the page.


The Ice Age Center is a very nice facility to visit. You can borrow snowshoes from the center and I'm sure they would appreciate a donation for them.

More Information about the area:

Things to do in the interpretive center, hold a snake, pet a turtle, dig for fossils, borrow snowshoes, watch a nature video, do a scavenger hunt, feed the fish a bug, discover how ice formed the Chippewa Moraine, try the voyageurs' paddle race or play voyageurs' tug-of-war

The Chippewa Moraine segment of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve includes 23 miles of well-marked trails. The trails are for foot travel only, and motorized vehicles, horses, or mountain bikes are not allowed in the Chippewa Moraine.

The most popular trails at Chippewa Moraine are the three, self-guided trails that begin at the interpretive center. Hike or snowshoe the trails to see glacial kettle lakes, hummocks, ice-walled lake plains and wildlife.

Mammoth Nature trail (0.75-mile loop) Dry Lake trail (1.8-mile loop) Circle trail (4.5-mile loop)

And of course the Ice Age Trail runs 30 feet from the parking lot.
 

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